Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Moving Violations

It’s summer, and vacationers everywhere are hitting the roads. Unfortunately, the typo brigade is still hard at work back in the office.

From – what else? – online news stories posted by local television stations:

“…In Colorado, it is illegal to ride your bike at night without lights on them.”

One bike. Not multiple bikes. "It." Not "them."

“…When one of the teens attempted to move the woman's vehicle from the driveway, somehow the emergency brake was released.”

Maybe it’s just me, but isn’t it common practice to release the emergency brake when one is attempting to move a vehicle?

Not to fear – an intrepid reporter from a rival station cleared up the whole thing:

“Police said two juvenile males were helping her clean her driveway in the 1000 block of Vega Drive Monday afternoon when they tried to move her car one of them released the emergency brake while the vehicle was in neutral, it rolled backwards down the driveway, that's when officers say the woman was hit by an open door.”

Correction: An intrepid reporter who left his or her bag of punctuation marks at home. I think this one is in the running for the Run-On Sentence of 2011 championship.

All snarkiness aside, my heart goes out to the lady involved in this accident, her family, and the two young men who were just trying to help.

Have fun this summer, folks. And be safe out there. 

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